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p. 11. Clinical psychologists at worklocked

  • Susan Llewelyn
  •  and Katie Aafjes-van Doorn

Abstract

Clinical psychologists aim to offer psychological help to those who are unhappy or struggling with certain aspects of their lives, or those who are ill, especially when their mental health is adversely affected. Many of their clients are experiencing uncomfortable feelings such as anxiety, loneliness, or rejection. ‘Clinical psychologists at work’ explains that clinical psychologists’ training is based on an in-depth understanding of the human psyche, focusing on the development and maintenance of emotional and cognitive health to reducing distress and promote mental health. It provides a brief history of clinical psychology; describes the different roles of clinical psychologists and places they work; and outlines some of the ethical issues that arise.

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